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  • Give your pet something unexpected over holidays Nov 28, 2014 6:15 AM
    Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog’s dashing and digging won’t have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds any durable, wearable camera and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy lap naps and every memory in between come alive.

  • While holiday shopping, don’t forget your dog Nov 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Christmas season is upon us. While you are out shopping for yourself and family, don't forget about your dog.

  • More than 30 horses reported dead in Crystal Lake-area barn fire Nov 24, 2014 6:06 PM
    State, county and local investigators sifted through the smoldering remains of a McHenry County barn Sunday where 32 horses died in a massive fire. “I’m devastated,” farm owner Amber Bauman said Sunday. “This is every barn owner’s worst nightmare.”

  • Vets issue advice on pets that may have Ebola Nov 23, 2014 7:01 AM
    Pets that have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined and — if they test positive — euthanized, according to new guidance issued recently by a veterinarians’ group.

  • Reptiles and amphibians star at Barrington Hills event Nov 22, 2014 5:12 PM
    Citizens for Conservation put together a program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on Reptiles and Amphibians. The event was held at the Barrington Hills Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road, Barrington Hills and offered attendees the chance to spend the afternoon with some amazing scaly friends. Experts from the Wildlife Discovery Center introduced people to alligators, lizards and other creatures. Participants also made nature-based crafts for holiday gift-giving.

  • South Elgin animal shelter unveils renovations Nov 22, 2014 5:50 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter reopened Saturday following a comprehensive remodeling that began about three months ago. Changes include new caging for dogs and cats, new flooring throughout the shelter, new plumbing and a new logo and website.

  • Holiday family and pet photos: Nov 21, 2014 4:59 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue invites families and their pets to their new facility, 1840 Industrial Drive, Suite 330, Libertyville for holiday photos.

  • Don’t share holiday feast with your cats Nov 20, 2014 11:32 AM
    Don't share any Thanksgiving table scraps with your felines. Many of the foods can be dangerous for them to ingest.

  • Great Lakes health topic of talk: Nov 20, 2014 5:36 PM
    Great Lakes health and migratory birds is the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave.

  • Images: Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Warm Nov 19, 2014 2:53 PM
    It's November and it's starting to get very cold outside. We asked readers how they keep their pets warm and dry in this weather. Here's a photo gallery showing how they keep their dogs and cats warm.

  • Brushwood Center to look at cold weather avian visitors Nov 18, 2014 12:55 PM
    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, will be hosting a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, focusing on birds that come to Illinois during the coldest season.

  • Share pictures of your pooch decked out for winter Nov 18, 2014 2:03 PM
    Are dog coats seriously cute or seriously humiliating? I guess it depends on your perspective. Daily Herald photographer Rick West shared his pug Sophie's winter coat humiliation -- and we want you to share yours. Or share your Vogue-worthy moment of Fido adorned for a frigid fashion show.

  • DuPage forest preserve may open dog park near Darien Nov 18, 2014 7:06 PM
    Dog owners in the southeast corner of DuPage County someday could be playing with their four-legged friends in a dog park that’s closer to home. DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are considering a proposal to construct an off-leash dog park in Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve near Darien.

  • AKC agility trials all weekend at Libertyville Sports Complex Nov 14, 2014 4:43 PM
    Dogs are jumping, running and showing how smart they are, all weekend at the AKC agility trials at the Libertyvile Sports Complex.

  • Make a special homemade treat for your dog on Thanksgiving Nov 13, 2014 11:15 AM
    Thanksgiving Day is all about giving thanks, family, tradition and food. Even for your dog.

  • Poisoned Schaumburg dog was deliberately targeted Nov 12, 2014 5:09 PM
    While most dogs find commercial rat poison as irresistible to ingest as the vermin it’s intended for, it’s not often that a canine is deliberately targeted for harm. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years and I can’t say I’ve ever seen a case that was so blatant,” said Anita Kuhnle, veterinarian and co-owner of Arlington Heights Animal Hospital in Arlington Heights. Kuhnle is referring to the poisoning of an 11½-year-old blind and diabetic miniature schnauzer from Schaumburg her animal hospital treated this week.

  • Pet show gives abandoned animals a second chance Nov 9, 2014 5:41 PM
    Abandoned and unwanted pets from the common (dogs) to exotic (Patagonian Cavy) had a second chance to find a home this weekend during the Chicago Pet Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

  • All sizes, colors of fish at Everything Aquatic in Schaumburg Nov 8, 2014 5:39 PM
    People from far and wide came to the 2nd annual Everything Aquatic at the Schaumburg Convention Center on Saturday. It featured all kinds of fish, from nurse sharks to little guppies, ranging in a variety of colors. The eyes on kids would grow big with excitement as they sat in wonderment looking at a puffer fish swim gently around in his watery world.

  • No downside to adopting older feline Nov 6, 2014 12:42 PM
    On many occasions I have exhausted the virtues of the domestic black feline and I will not go on and on here, except to say that they have personality plus, writes Mary Hayashi of The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • Read the dog food labels to find the right fit for your pet Oct 29, 2014 1:48 PM
    I’d gone to the store to buy my dog some treats and was wandering through the dog food aisles. With all of the new brands and various formulated diets, I wondered if there wasn’t a newer and better food on the shelf than one I give my dog now.

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